January 15, 2018

Looking back at my career as a professional cook and chef, I’ve noticed an undeniable difference in the way food tastesin comparison to organic, it’s astounding; especially fish. Fish doesn’t even taste like fish anymore. I watched a show on Netflix yesterday called, R...

January 3, 2018

And You Don't Know What To With It

When I'm clueless about what to do with bread of any kind, I usually go for a bread pudding. I'm not a bread fan, but Panettone is a very special bread. It's not as sweet as fruit cake, which I can't stand and has the consistancy and b...

December 4, 2017

The holiday season is a beautiful time to be with family and friends. Spirits are high and giving is too. Giving isn’t just about presents, it’s also about giving your time to helping others, giving yourself a shoulder if this is a particularly difficult time for someo...

December 15, 2015

'Tis the season for gatherings of friends and family, helping someone in need and great food. For the first time in a very long time, I miss my mom and dad immensly. I miss my family. I think this is due to several things; I feel closer to my brother now more than ever...

December 8, 2015


Sunday afternoon, I was honored to cater a Campaign Brunch and Get Together for a California State Senate hopeful.


We opted for a buffet as the small get together was casual. Carolynn Cozen and her husband, whom I've known since the Bambu days over 20 plus years ago,...

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